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Old 03-15-2012, 05:56 PM   #1
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Do i need a new torque box?

Should i replace my whole torque box or can i weld my current one? like if i weld it will it hold up? i bought a reinforcement kit
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Re: Do i need a new torque box?

That appears like it needs a bit more work than just a reinforcement kit.
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Wow.....don't think I've seen one that bad... Yea that's def gonna require more than just welding, hate to say it but you should start looking for a good roller car, things to check on foxbodies are the shock towers(directly across from each header), torque boxes, and floorboards for rot. Also probably the rear half of the frame near the gas tank.
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Wow.....don't think I've seen one that bad... Yea that's def gonna require more than just welding, hate to say it but you should start looking for a good roller car, things to check on foxbodies are the shock towers(directly across from each header), torque boxes, and floorboards for rot. Also probably the rear half of the frame near the gas tank.
well there was a few spots of rust but not much besides that and the quarter panels i just sprayed rubber undercoat under everything under my car besides that torque box what should i do about it, bc i cant afford a roller im only 16 and don't make that much money

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well there was a few spots of rust but not much besides that and the quarter panels i just sprayed rubber undercoat under everything under my car besides that torque box what should i do about it, bc i cant afford a roller im only 16 and don't make that much money

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Yes you could do that, but I would also add the reinforcements too.
It's really hard to tell from your photo how bad yours are, but they look pretty rough.


Maybe you could cut out and weld in patch panels to what you have, then reinforce them?


Note: Whatever you do, clean the area thoroughly and spray on a weld through coating first to help prevent that issue in the future. I'd also paint them when completed.
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well there was a few spots of rust but not much besides that and the quarter panels i just sprayed rubber undercoat under everything under my car besides that torque box what should i do about it, bc i cant afford a roller im only 16 and don't make that much money

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You might be able to if there's enough material left under there but idk. I probably wouldn't drive the car the way it is. Just keep yours eyes open for a cheap 4 cylinder roller, can normally come across them pretty easily. If you have a backup vehicle just keep saving up your money and drive it until you can afford a good roller or somehow fix yours.
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Yes you could do that, but I would also add the reinforcements too.
It's really hard to tell from your photo how bad yours are, but they look pretty rough.


Maybe you could cut out and weld in patch panels to what you have, then reinforce them?


Note: Whatever you do, clean the area thoroughly and spray on a weld through coating first to help prevent that issue in the future. I'd also paint them when completed.
its pretty bad on accident i basically ripped half off it was so rusted when i knocked on it. my step dad is really good at welding when he used to go off roading when he was a teen he was welding every day he said definetly rip out whats there and he said he'll make a torque box himself and weld it in and then reinforce that

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You might be able to if there's enough material left under there but idk. I probably wouldn't drive the car the way it is. Just keep yours eyes open for a cheap 4 cylinder roller, can normally come across them pretty easily. If you have a backup vehicle just keep saving up your money and drive it until you can afford a good roller or somehow fix yours.
ive been looking i saw a few nice rollers but i didnt have money for em and im not driving it with that
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its pretty bad on accident i basically ripped half off it was so rusted when i knocked on it. my step dad is really good at welding when he used to go off roading when he was a teen he was welding every day he said definetly rip out whats there and he said he'll make a torque box himself and weld it in and then reinforce that

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ive been looking i saw a few nice rollers but i didnt have money for em and im not driving it with that
Kk as long as you get her fixed up, how's the other side look?
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Kk as long as you get her fixed up, how's the other side look?
the other side is perfect i need to reinforce it so it doesn't end up like the other side where is the "upper part" of the torque box is that under the back seats?
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